At the time of this picture Washington & Jefferson College consisted of three buildings, McMillan Hall, Old Main, and Old Gym, all standing in a line within the one block campus. Electric lighting was installed throughout the campus in 1893, the same year the Old Gym was erected. 3 The gymnasium was equipped with: "I. The pieces of apparatus usually found in the best equipped gymnasia, such as parallel and horizontal bars; stands for jumping and pole-vaulting; starting, jumping and pole-vaulting boards; gloves; striking bags; medicine balls; suspended, horizontal and peak ladders; rope ladders; climbing rope and pole; hitch and kick; flying and traveling rings of the best pattern; eight mats; two rowing machines, a double and a single, of the finest quality-liquid resistance; basketball outfit; indoor shots; breast bars, vaulting poles, etc. II. For mass class drills: 36 Broadswords. 36 Bar bells. 60 Pairs of indian clubs. 60 Pairs of dumbbells. III. Standard special Murphy pulley weight machines and attachments. These are nickeled, enameled and of the finest quality: 18 Chest weights. 14 Intercostals. 3 Giant pulley weights. 8 Back and loins pulley weights. 2 Ankle machines. Abdominal mat. Wrist machine. Finger machine. Traveling parallels. Quarter circle. Numerous attachments are provided with the above such as wrist roll, neck, paddle, ankle, etc." -Prospectus of the Department of Physical Training of Washington & Jefferson College, 1894-1895.
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Old Gym on the left and Old Main on the right viewed from the west. Behind Old Gym can be seen private residences on Lincoln Street.